The Carmel River Watershed Conservancy cited DD&A’s recently released report on an important Carmel Lagoon project. The newsletter states that “This BA [Biological Assessment] report has been long awaited, and these conclusions could not be more welcome as the County moves forward with its plans to resolve the long-standing problems associated with the barrier beach, including degradation of the lagoon water quality and quantity, and periodic flooding of homes along the north side of the lagoon.”
The County's Resource Management Agency recently released a Draft Biological Assessment prepared by DD&A addressing the proposed Ecosystem Protective Barrier and Scenic Road Protection Structure Projects. The report provides information on impacts of the project as well as avoidance and minimization efforts that will be implemented to mitigate any of the short-term negative effects on wildlife and plants in the lagoon.
The report is available on the Monterey County Resource Management Agency web site.